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Variant of tercel.
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(Falconry) a variant of tercel
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(ˈtɜr səl)

also terce•let

(ˈtɜrs lɪt)


the male of a hawk, esp. of a gyrfalcon or peregrine.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French terçuel < Vulgar Latin *tertiolus= Latin terti(us) third + -olus -ole1; probably so called because the male is about one third smaller than the female]
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Noun1.tiercel - male hawk especially male peregrine or gyrfalcontiercel - male hawk especially male peregrine or gyrfalcon
hawk - diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
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Others who qualified for Wembley included Coventry's Barbara Gallimore, a past Olympia showing winner, on the connemara Tiercel Magical, Christine Dean, on the coloured pony Shamu, Mrs Salmon, with the little mare Westhill Debonaire, Gail List's grey heavyweight hunter Heatwave II, Harriet Green, on her 13th working hunter pony Ardendshooves Firefly and Arab horses Maleikerp and Aurellia, both ridden by renowned showing producer Andrea Boyle.
The female was always called a falcon and the male a tiercel. The saker and barbary falcon were known but seem to have been extremely rare imports.
Both falcon and tiercel cruised out over the outer marsh, where grey plover, knot and dunlin became the focus of their attention, twisting and turning in tightly packed protective flocks.
Barbara, who won the title back in 1991 with the Connemarapony Tiercel Mystical, will travel down to London early on Monday morning for the class.